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English definition of “strike up something”

strike up something

verb phrasal verb with strike  /strɑɪk/ ( past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/) us  

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to create or establish a relationship or conversation with someone: She struck up a relationship with an artist soon after she arrived in Paris.
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